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Policeman Edward George | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Policeman

Edward George

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, December 27, 1902

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Age: 60

Tour: 30 years

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Cause: Struck by streetcar

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Officer Edward George was killed and two other officers were injured when their horse-drawn patrol wagon was rammed by a trolley on Columbia Avenue at 11th Street. The horses were not badly injured. It was determined that the motorman of the trolley was at fault because he was operating the trolley at a reckless rate of speed.

Officer George was a 30 year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department. He was the oldest policeman at the Tenth and Thompson Street Station. He was a Civil War veteran having served with 4th Pennsylvania Reserves and the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry.

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I had the honor of laying a wreath upon your final resting place during the past Christmas holiday. We never forget.

P/O Joe Leighthardt
Philadelphia Police Dept.
March 19, 2016

 

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